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Hongyan Eco-tourism Village

Gongcheng County, China
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KodoDrummer wrote a review Nov 2017
Yekaterinburg, Russia64030 contributions138958 helpful votes
Gongcheng Hongyan Village area of Guangxi, Yaoxiang Xiaozhai, and Pingjiang River is home to over 4,000 hectares of persimmon orchards. It is a very picturesque and ecological pastoral. We went there by taking a high-speed rail to Hongyan “Eco-tourism” Village, in Gongcheng County. This is a minority village (Yao nationality), also a water town and a fruit-growing area, where the main crop is persimmons, but other crops include fruits such as peaches, apples, loquats, mandarin oranges, oranges, passion fruit, and plums. Some of the persimmon trees are about 400 years old. There are many foods made from persimmons, which we ate three times a day. If you want to eat persimmon and see the view, come to Hongyan Village during persimmons harvest season from October to November each year. To enjoy the village and persimmon season festivities, we stayed for four days. During the harvest season, you can watch the persimmon processing: rinse, drain, peel and dry on a sunny and ventilated bamboo tray until the epidermis is dry. Flatten with your hands and dry on a bamboo tray for eight to ten days. Repeat, and place the dried persimmons in a small jar and cover the mouth of the jar with plastic wrap and allow the persimmon to frost. Persimmons are soft, sweet, and delicious. Gongcheng County is often referred to as “the land of persimmons and mandarin oranges.” Hongyan Village is a good place for recreation. On holidays, many people from cities come here to spend their holidays and taste fruit and farm food. Although the village has a population of about a little more than 400, and there are plenty of hostels for tourists and bed and breakfast hotels/homes with ground floor restaurants which exist at the request of the local government so that visitors can enjoy the village. We rented a room in a villager’s home. The daily rental rate for a standard room was 150 yuan, and we could smell the flavor of the farm snacks. I prefer the natural and fresh air here, where I can taste the authentic farm food, which is one of the easy choices for a holiday. This village is fairly primitive, the hills are uneven, so there is no agricultural mechanization, no factories, more backward. The village area has mountains and rivers There are vast areas of persimmon orchards, and the village folk enjoys simple lives. There is no chemical pollution, largely because the natural ecology protection is very good. A few of the village buildings look a little ancient/old, but not many. I am attaching photos of village buildings, persimmons harvesting and processing, and the homemade farm foods the villagers made for us. I especially liked all the persimmons food, braised chicken, and chicken noodle soup.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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